I think it's safe to say that we photographers have all done it at some point. Yes I'm referring to that embarrassing moment when the model is waiting patiently on your instructions while you try and figure out what's wrong with your camera; finally she utters those dreaded words "Your lens cap is still on."
Personally, I can recall at least two occasions when this particular embarrassment has happened to me.
No way do I think I'm the only plonker this has happened to. Has it happened to you, and if so, how many times??
yep, the lens cap one I always automatically put it back on and then forget
also my shutter jamming (happens all the time) makes me look stupid as I stand there going 'sorry, sorry, stupid camera, sorry'
yep, the lens cap one I always automatically put it back on and then forget also my shutter jamming (happens all the time) makes me look stupid as I stand there going 'sorry, sorry, stupid camera, sorry'
It's a damn sight less embarrassing with a SLR than with a rangefinder camera when you only find out when you have the film processed!
During a short break from shooting, whilst casually chatting to the model, I sat on the end of the bed only for the end couple of wooden slats to give way beneath me ending up with my arse on the floor with legs and arms in the air.
Only to realise that I had turned done something to the aperture ring. Therefore it the camera would not play with the pre digital lense. It took me some to work this out whilst two models were laughing at me.
I had an agreement with a couple of strippers that I would shoot some promo shots for them and they would do some art nude for me. All went well until I reset the lights for the arty stuff. I went out of the room to turn out the room lights and came back in. Only to bang my knee on the corner of a wooden chest and go arse over tit. Lying on the ground uttering magic mantras along the lines of, "oh, gosh the perversity of inanimate objects", and "I say, isn't pain an interesting phenomenon?" when I looked up at two naked blondes, standing over me. One said sweetly, "Is there anything you would like us to do?"
Really? Have you never looked into getting it serviced, or just getting a new camera if that one's not worth repairing? Even the odd shutter jam should be cause for concern, but all the time......?
its always done it, just a little fault and I dont have money to fix it (its a 6 year old camera and I dont shoot often)
if I switch it off or reset it then it tends to fix it, just looks a little stupid and really annoying for fast moving photography like sports or bands when you only have one chance
My only other embarrassing moment is years ago when I was sorting out the studio and, particularly, some paperwork on a desk by the door. There was a knock followed by a lady popping her head round the door. A bit frustrated with the interruption, I said, "And you are?
Considering the circumstances, she said in a very polite way, "Your model."